The Broadest Shoulders? Disabled People and “Welfare Reform”

  • Bill Scott Director of Policy, Inclusion Scotland


Inclusion Scotland has been actively opposing the current drift of “welfare reforms” since well before the Coalition Government took power. It was the last Labour Government who introduced the Work Capability Assessment regime and gave ATOS (a private sector firm specialising in IT) the contract to carry out the assessments. It was they too who first indulged in the “strivers v skivers” rhetoric that has done so much to poison public debate and stigmatise all benefit recipients as “skivers”.

How to Cite
Scott, B. (2014) “The Broadest Shoulders? Disabled People and ‘Welfare Reform’”, Concept, 5(1), p. 10. Available at: (Accessed: 25November2020).